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  • Happy banned books week!

     
    Banned Books week begins today, runs through October 30, and includes everything from challenged children's books to banned erotica....
  • Why do gay penguins make people so mad? 'Tango' tops banned books list -- again.

     
    Why does everyone pick on the penguins? And Tango Makes Three tops list of most-challenged books. Also in the top 10: Sherman Alexie's National Book Award winner and mega-bestseller Twilight....
  • 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award finalists announced

     
    The five finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction were announced Wednesday, and included National Book Award winner "Lords of Misrule" by Jaimy Gordon. Southern California writer Eric Puchner's "Model Home" is the only other traditionally...
  • Word Play: Confessions of a graphic-novel convert, or, the perfect bat mitzvah gift

    Word Play: Confessions of a graphic-novel convert, or, the perfect bat mitzvah gift
    I am a latecomer to graphic novels. Years ago, my truly literary friends tried to turn me on to the groundbreaking art of the "Sandman" books (Neil Gaiman and various artists) and "Love and Rockets" (Los Bros. Hernandez). I admit I felt about those...
  • 10/10/10: The 10 best 'Best of' books of 2010

     
    At the end of the calendar year, bookstores are swamped with anthologies proclaiming the "best of" writing of the year. There is, apparently, a lot of really good writing: above is just a sample of the galleys and paperbacks that......
  • Banned Books Week: it's back

     
    It's happened again. In 2009, "And Tango Makes Three," the heartwarming children's book about two penguin daddies and their adopted baby penguin Tango -- based on the true story of penguins in Central Park -- was one of the year's......
  • PEN World Voices: From N.Y. to your desktop [Updated]

     
    The PEN World Voices festival is happening right now in new York, and it's a doozy. There are more than 50 events happening across New York City with 150 writers from 40 countries. The festival, which began on Monday, April......
  • PEN World Voices announces lineup

     
    The 2010 PEN World Voices literary festival will feature 150 writers from 40 countries. The festival's lineup includes literary fiction heavyweights Toni Morrison, Richard Ford, Salman Rushdie, Sherman Alexie, Elias Khoury, Roddy Doyle and Aleksander...
  • Young adult lit comes of age

    Young adult lit comes of age
    It used to be that the only adults who read young adult literature were those who had a vested interest -- teachers or librarians or parents who either needed or wanted to keep an eye on developing readers' tastes. But increasingly, adults are reading YA...
  • The PEN/Faulkner finalists: new and known

     
    The five PEN/Faulkner Award finalists have been announced, and it's an interesting mix. In case you can't see the graphic above, the nominated books are "The Lacuna" by Barbara Kingsolver, "Homicide Survivors Picnic" by Lorraine M. Lopez, "War Dances" by....
  • Children's books 2009: It's all good! says Jon Scieszka

    Children's books 2009: It's all good! says Jon Scieszka
    As our first national ambassador of young people's literature, I am pleased to report that the world of children's books is rocking. My job for the last two years has been to raise national awareness of the importance of kids' books and to promote the...